Seoul Power:South Korea, long in the shadow of other Asian ‘tiger economies,’ is suddenly hip and enormously prosperous – so much so that it may have outgrown its thankless dream of reuniting with the North
Photos: (Top) Wonder Boyz bank member ‘K’ practices dance moves at a Gangnam studio. Ann Hermes/The Christian Science Monitor
A young woman chats on a cellphone at a cafe in the Gangnam district, which sits on the south bank of the Han River, and is the epicenter of K-Pop. Ann Hermes/The Christian Science Monitor
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GM, Ford, and Chrysler have reinvented themselves in the years since the Great Recession almost spelled the demise of two of the Big Three automakers. Their ‘transformative’ evolution puts them in a position to compete globally.
Graphic: Julie Fallon/The Christian Science Monitor
Photo: Clockwise from top: Chevrolet Silverado, Dodge Dart dashboard, Ford Mustang, Jeep Wrangler. (AP and PRNewsFoto)
Across the city, people reminded each other of the need to affirm all of that which the bomber sought to destroy. They noted the spirit of the world’s oldest marathon and the meaning of the local Patriots’ Day holiday that celebrates the opening battles of the American Revolutionary War. -The Monitor’s Editorial Board
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Photos by Melanie Stetson Freeman and Ann Hermes/The Christian Science Monitor